Fall 2013 Fellows

Participant , Obermann Post-Doctorate Fellow , English
Andrea Charise received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of her degree, she also participated in the transdisciplinary research program “Health Care, Technologies, and Place.” Her doctoral dissertation (“‘Time’s feeble children’: Old Age and the Nineteenth-Century Longevity Narrative, 1793-1901”) examined how nineteenth-century British novelists sought to represent old age in the wake of acute challenges to traditional models of lifespan and life course narratives. Her book-in-progress builds on these findings by investigating how the...
Participant , Augustana College , Communication Sciences and Disorders
Ann Perreau, an assistant professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Augustana College, studies sound localization abilities in individuals with hearing loss. Currently she is conducting a study on the ability of individuals with mild-moderate hearing loss to use the acoustic cues provided by hearing aids to aid in their front-back localization of sounds. Current hearing aid devices do not often preserve important auditory cues for accurate sound localization. This study is aimed to determine the extent to which these cues may be disrupted. Additionally, she will be working on a...
Participant , University of Iowa , History
Jacki Thompson Rand is an associate professor in the History Department and co-directs the American Indian and Native Studies Programs. Her courses focus on federal Indian law and policy, museums and memory, and public history. Her current research focuses on violence against Native women in the context of a southeastern American Indian community. 
Participant , University of Iowa , Chemistry
Johna Leddy is Associate Professor of Chemistry. Her general research area is electrochemistry, with more specific interests in electrocatalysis and electrochemical power sources. Introduction of micromagnets to electrode surfaces increases rates of electron transfers, which is of fundamental and practical interest. The Leddy group holds numerous patents on magnetoelectrocatalysis to improve performance of batteries, fuel cells, photoelectrochemical hydrogen generators, and dye-sensitized solar cells. Other efforts include catalyzing rates of electron transfer at electrodes with ultrasound....
Participant , University of Iowa , History
 Michaela Hoenicke-Moore's project examines the transformation of American patriotism after 1938 to reveal the multifaceted domestic debates over this country’s international role. The study investigates patriotism as an expression of national belonging underlying the formulation, legitimization and contestation of U.S. foreign policy. While much of the literature on nationalism and political culture pertaining to diplomacy emphasizes coherence and continuity, this source-based study aims to bring out the disparate visions that American citizens have held of their country’s role in the world...
Participant , University of Iowa , School of Journalism & Mass Communication
 Stephen Berry is an associate professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. He is working on a book, "The Road to Little Rock: Harry Scott Ashmore and Liberalism in Dixie" that examines Ashmore's evolvement into the nationally known liberal southern editor of the Arkansas Gazette. He won the Pulitzer Prize for editorials against segregationist Governor Orval Faubus' effort  to block the desegregation of Central High School in 1957 in defiance of the Supreme Court's pivotal Brown decision. Because the liberalism of gradualism he and other southern liberal editors...